Modern with the prettiest pops of yellow, this chic Chicago fête is inspiring to say the very least. Captured by The Rasers, every single image sitting in this gallery is pin-worthy pretty. From the breathtaking florals from A Stem Above to the stunning Chicago skyline, this wedding is one you shouldn’t miss. See why here.
From the Bride...Matt and I met on eHarmony and after a year and a half of dating he proposed to me before dinner at the Drake Hotel. Both of us being transplants to Chicago, we decided we wanted a wedding that embraced the city in which we met and fell in love. We chose a modern black, white, and yellow theme that captured the Chicago skyline and had our ceremony and reception on the 66th and 67th floors of the Metropolitan Club in the City’s most iconic building, The Willis Tower. The bridal gown was a fit and flare style with a silk structured bodice adorned with crystals and flowing skirt and train that fluttered with soft flowers that matched my all white peonies bouquet. The bridesmaids wore modern black cocktail dresses accented crystal details and crystal jewelry from the Left Bank while carrying bouquets of yellow tulips, roses and ranunculus.
To incorporate my Jewish roots, manzanita branches and yellow florals were used to create a modern variation of the chuppah which framed us in front of the panoramic windows in the Chicago skyline. My brother officiated the intimate ceremony relating anecdotes about us to our friends and family. The reception was held in the Club’s East Room overlooking downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The tables were draped in slate gray cloths while tiered yellow florals and floating arrangements mimicked the twinkling evening skyline. A customized Willis Tower commissioned print commemorating our wedding day welcomed the guests into the room and even the cake from Bittersweet Bakery had tiers decorated with the Chicago skyline. The couple led the dance filled evening by fox trotting to their song “Lucky” by Colbie Caillat and ended the night’s festivities by watching the Navy Pier evening fireworks glisten over the Lake.
Photography: The Rasers | Floral Design: A Stem Above | Cake: Bittersweet | Bride's Shoes: Christian Dior | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | Hair and Makeup: Crizen Hasegawa | Bridal Gown: Brides by Demetrios | Bride's Jewelry: The Left Bank Bridal Finery | Dance Lessons: Ballroom Dance Chicago